2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Welcome and Overview of CREATE

Dr. David J. Francis
Director, CREATE

Texas Institute of Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics
University of Houston

Presented Monday, October 1, 2007
2007 CREATE Conference
Oak Brook, IL



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Recommended Readings

August, D. & Shanahan, T. (Eds.). (2006). Developing literacy in second-language learners: Report of the National Literacy Panel on language minority children and youth. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Executive summary available online: http://www.cal.org/projects/archive/nlpreports/Executive_Summary.pdf

Genesee, F., Lindholm-Leary, K., Saunders, W., & Christian, D. (2006). Educating English language learners. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Executive summary available online: http://crede.berkeley.edu/research/crede/synthesis/llaa/llaa_exsum.html

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel. Teaching children to read: an evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction: Reports of the subgroups (NIH Publication No. 00-4754). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available online at http://www.nationalreadingpanel.org/Publications/publications.htm

Short, D.J., & Fitzsimmons, S. (2007). Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring language and academic literacy for adolescent English language learners – A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education. Available online at http://www.all4ed.org/files/DoubleWork.pdf


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